Leap Day

29 Feb

Happy Leap Day!

Leap year is one of those funny idiosyncratic facets of humanity that makes me love us so much. A lot of those peculiarities have to do with time: daylight saving time, work weeks, lunch time, clocks, and even time itself are all a little bit strange if you think about them enough.

Does anyone remember The Pirates of Penzance? I think that movie is my earliest memory of an on-screen kiss. Plus there’s a cool application of the leap-year phenomenon when the main character realizes he’s a lot younger than he appears because he was born on a Leap Day (I know that this isn’t how it actually works, but this is probably the means through which I actually learned what a Leap Year is).

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Posted by on February 29, 2008 in Entertainment


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